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As musicians we go online to watch and read reviews of new and used gear. You want as much information as you can get before spending your hard earned money. Musicians are never satisfied, or short of opinions. This website is a compilation of gear purchases combined with lessons learned. Maybe you can add some comments and throw your hat into the ring as well while you’re here.
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This is a classic performance of SRV doing Hendrix's classic Little Wing and a little bit of Third Stone from the Sun. The thing about watching Stevie Ray Vaughan play this live in a video, it's much different than just hearing it on the radio or a CD. The visual...read more
I've seen a lot of new gear come out, and it's not that it all sucks or anything....but there's so many things that I want, and only so much money to go around. So most times I get what I need, and not exactly what I "want" if you know what I need. Here's something...read more
This is a great video I found on YouTube of Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes playing dual slide acoustic guitar on "My Old Friend". These guys really take the modern version of the Allman Brothers Band to the next level. Both Warren and Derek are great on their own, but...read more
One of my all time favorite songs is Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson. The original 1983 version on Austin City Limits is probably my favorite version, but I could listen to the dozens of versions of this song over and over and over. I will never get tired of it....read more
I've had cheap mic's. I've had offbrand mic's. I've had mic's that came free with a microphone stand. I've even had mic's that cost $50-$100. But I'm here to say that the legend is true, there is nothing in the world like a Shure SM58. It is literally indestructable....read more
Led Zeppelin is one of the only bands that helped to define rock music history. The musical legacy that they have left will live on for countless generations. Many bands influenced music, but Zeppelin helped to define an entire genre. The defining pieces of their...read more
I usually don't post so many videos in one day, but I heard this version of Red House when I was listening to Pandora radio today, so I had to see if was on YouTube with video - and it was! This is an amazing version of Hendrix on Red House, it's a reminder to all you...read more
I have a select few guitarists that are my absolute all-time list of 'favorites' and Nuno is one of them. You may remember Nuno from the band "Extreme" in the 80's, and if you've played guitar since that time you know as a player, that his songs are something you just...read more
Before I plugged into this amp for the first time - I'd never heard of the "B-52" brand. I almost didn't try it out, figuring it was another Randall or Crate wannabe budget brand. But I overheard this other guy going on and on and on about this "triple rectifier", and...read more
YouTube has so many great guitar videos - both performance and lessons. Sometimes you can find all kinds of weird stuff you didn't even know existed. I think that Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is one of the most underrated guitar players out there. He is an awesome blues...read more
Remember the 80's? Those were the days - of hair metal, decadence, and debauchery. And the days when the Guitar Gods walked the earth. There were so many, and so many posers as well. One of my favorite bands was Dokken, and the lead guitar player George Lynch was one...read more
Van Halen is on tour with David Lee Roth - something that we as fans never thought we'd see. We also didn't think that we'd see Eddie's son Wolfgang on the bass in place of Michael Anthony! In my area the tickets for the new Van Halen shows sold out in record time - I...read more
As a guitar player, one of the things you'll spend most on over a lifetime (and nearly every month or two) are strings. I've known a lot of guitar players, and most have a favorite brand and gauge string - and getting someone to switch is much akin to getting a smoker...read more
Agile guitars are a perfect alternative to Gibson Les Paul and Epiphone Les Paul electric guitars. They are much cheaper - and the quality is much better! **UPDATED* April 2008 I've just updated this post and republished it with new info based on the fact that I...read more
You may or may not have seen this one before, but if you perform on the stage I think it's a very handy thing to have. I'm the lead guitar player for my cover band and even though I'm technically not the main lead vocal - I do stand in the middle of the stage. That...read more
I've owned many tuners, but this is the best. With a standalone tuner you have to plug your axe into that, and once you're tuned up then you have to unplug and plug back into your amp or rig. Rack mounted tuners are nice, but not everyone has a guitar rig that is rack...read more
Here's a really cool video of Jimi Hendrix on Fire. The dude created a portait of Hendrix using matchsticks, which looks really, really cool - but then he lit them of fire, and the whole thing goes up in flames. Found on YouTube, it's really cool to watch - plus it...read more
Stumbling around on the web today I came across this free online metronome! In my practice room I have a computer, and it's always on when I play because that's where I keep all the songs I need to learn for the band. I also use it to lookup tab and lyrics. I actually...read more
Consider this my blanket review of all Epiphone guitars in general. At least it was in 2007. Maybe things have changed, but I still don't like Epiphone. I used to go to Guitar Center a lot to check out the guitars they had on hand. I liked to check out a bunch of...read more